Domain Name News - Mar. 4, 2007 | Webnames Blog

Domain Name News – Mar. 4, 2007

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Issues Finding On Registrant ID Requirements - In his blog, Michael Geist has pointed out a finding by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in which the Assistant Commissioner comments that it is appropriate for a domain registrar to require personal identification in order to change the administrative email address for a domain registration.

ICANN Updates RegisterFly Situation - ICANN has provided an update on the situation with its accredited registrar RegisterFly. In addition to its letter of Feb. 21 giving formal notice of several breaches of RegisterFly's accreditation agreement with ICANN, ICANN has outlined its unsuccessful attempts to audit RegisterFly and to obtain registrant information. ICANN has provided notice that it will file a suit to require RegisterFly to turn over the requested data and to compel an emergency audit. Steps have also been taken to prevent names registered through RegisterFly from being deleted from the registries and becoming available for re-registration by others.

Picks To Click

  • Stephen M. Cohen, convicted in 2000 of illegally obtaining the sex.com domain registration, has told a court he is jobless and broke, and has asked that the $65 million he owes to the rightful domain holder be erased.
  • The .tel domain has been added to the root zone.
  • Musician's Friend, Inc. wins a dispute over musiciansfriends.ca.
  • Motorola loses a dispute over motorazr.com.
  • Google has been unable to acquire the Chinese domain name gmail.cn.
  • The proposed .museum registry agreement has been posted for public comment.

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